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  • Welcome to the Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (SMOTI) -course next spring! Course will be organised in academic periods III and IV between Jan 10 and Apr 14, 2022.

    Please note that the lecture schedule has been changed and lectures are held on Wednesdays 14:15-16 at AS6 hall. First lecture is on January 12th.

    The course is undergoing some major restructuring this year and we hope that the content will be even more exciting than it has been before. There will be interesting visiting lecturers and case studies. On the other hand, course will demand a serious study effort; reading articles, working on cases, and writing essays. On the upside, you will learn a lot in a continuously timely and relevant topic of strategic management of technology and innovation. 

    Some exciting topics covered in the course include:

    • Technology: digital, nano, quantum computing, ...
    • Innovation: disruptive innovation, open innovation, co-creation, open-source, ...
    • Management: platform economy, organizing R&D, societal perspective, ...

    Course can be done by either completing the home exercises for each of the four modules (every three weeks) or taking the exam. We have now updated the syllabus for details on grading and workload.

    For any questions about the course, please use the discussion board below, or if you have a personal question, be in touch with the course teachers Kimmo Karhu or Tomasz Mucha (

    Welcome to the course!

    Kimmo and Tomasz

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      We look forward to active discussion and participation on the course!

      Kimmo and Tomasz